Short Story Award for New Writers (1st place – $2,500): Deadline October 31.
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Literary Events in Philadelphia area
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JANET BENTON, author of Lilli de Jong, will discuss and read from her novel, answer questions, and sign books. Event is free and open to the public.
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LIZ MOORE. Photo by Olivia Valentine
Local writers Robin Black (If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, Life Drawing, Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing And Life Collide) and Liz Moore (The Unseen World, The Words of Every Song, Heft) discuss the responsibilities, perils, challenges, and importance of making art during politically turbulent times. Is there room for creativity that doesn’t directly address today’s headlines? Is it possible to be a political writer who never writes about politics? Is, as has been claimed, the personal political, so that examinations of such things as family life, of romance, play a crucial social role even in times of strife? Looking at the works of others, at the broader literary debate, and at their own internal processes, these two novelists will explore these issues and more — and will answer any questions you may have. General Admission $15. Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended.
A Conversation with DAVID DALEY
TA-NEHISI COATS, author of the 2015 National Book Award winner Between the World and Me, talks about his newest work, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS AVAILABLE.
Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, talks about her new historical fiction novel, Manhattan Beach. Carmen Maria Machado, an artist in residence at the university of Pennsylvania whose work has been nominated forthe Nebula Award and a Shirley Jackson Award, will talk about her new book Her Body and Other Stories.
A CONVERSATION WITH Screenwriter ALEC SOKOLOW
A lunch talk with BEN YAGODA
JAMES McBRIDE (author of one of Local LIT editor’s Kathye Fetsko Petrie’s favorite memoirs,The Color of WaterFive-Carat Soul.) introduces and reads from his first short story collection,